Tag: August

Canada extends travel ban to August 31, launches COVID-19 contact tracing app

By Kelsey Johnson and Julie Gordon

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada on Friday extended a measure barring most foreign travelers from entering the country and launched a new contact tracing app as part of its fight to control the “gate-crashing” coronavirus pandemic.

The extension to Aug. 31 applies to foreign travelers entering Canada from outside the United States. It came despite calls from Air Canada and some European aviation companies for Ottawa to restore safe travel.

Canada has a separate agreement for border crossings with the United States. The two countries earlier this month agreed to extend restrictions on non-essential travel

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U.S. plans to restrict Mexico, Canada border crossings until late August

The Trump administration is planning to extend restrictions barring non-essential travel across the Mexican and Canadian borders until at least late August as coronavirus cases and deaths continue to spike in the U.S. and Mexico, according to three people familiar with the plans.

The U.S., in separate agreements with Mexico and Canada, will make a formal announcement before July 21 that non-essential travel will be restricted for at least another 30 days, the people said.

“It’s an almost certainty,” a senior administration official told POLITICO.

It will be the fourth time border restrictions have been extended since the partial closure

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Trump administration orders Marriott to shutter Cuba hotel by end of August

The U.S. Department of Treasury ordered Marriott to shut down its Four Points Sheraton hotel in Havana, Cuba, by Aug. 31, amid continuing tensions between the two nations. The company will also not be allowed to open other planned hotels.

Marriott first entered Cuba in 2016 following permission from the U.S. government, and its license was both reviewed and renewed in 2018.

“We have recently received notice that the government-issued license will not be renewed, forcing Marriott to cease operations in Cuba,” according to a statement from the company provided by spokesperson Brendan McManus. “Marriott continues to believe that Cuba 

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FFANY’s August Market Won’t Be Typical, But Plans Are Underway to Bring the Industry Together

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With New York City’s reopening plan not yet finalized, FFANY is unveiling a modified plan for its August market week.

“As we are all aware, New York City has been the epicenter of the pandemic and the city will understandably be slow to recover and resume normal activities. Part of this reopening will be the city being ready to welcome business visitors and the willingness of buyers to travel to Manhattan,” said John Heron, executive director of FFANY. “Unfortunately, we do not anticipate this being viable in August.”

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